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post #16 of 28

The jungle around the Aztec pyramids are filled with some of the most colorful birds and flowers that you'll ever see.  Some of the Aztec headdresses and beaded garments are very bright and the patterns are exotic. 

 

I'd explain to the client that the cake will be OK without adding something colorful, but that by adding a few touches of color, it will look much better [and perhaps more feminine?].  All she can say is, "No, thanks."

post #17 of 28

You might want to check whether the birthday girl wants Aztec or Mayan. Chichen Itza is Mayan.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Mesoamerican_pyramids

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post #18 of 28
You might try googling. "Quetzalcoatl". under images. Or "feathered serpent". This might give you some ideas ! Good luck icon_biggrin.gif
post #19 of 28

Not sure if it matters to the customer, but that pic is a Mayan pyramid. I know you get that picture when your google aztec pyramid, but it's the internet
 

post #20 of 28

I like the suggestion smckinney07 made. You can construct a backboard to fasten to your base cake board. This could  be painted with the blue sky and clouds as seen in the picture you posted. This would set the stage with a background and lend an air of realism. As the others suggested, I wouldn't want to add flowers. This could possibly end up being one of your favorites. (Perhaps?) At any rate, you'd honor the girl's design and wishes. I'm waiting to see the picture you post.

 

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post #21 of 28
Thread Starter 
Thank you for all the suggestions and wealthy information! So many good ideas.

I think the main reason my customer didn't want anything added to the cake was because she wanted to keep the cost down. At this point, the stairs are driving me crazy so I may not have time to add anything to the cake after all. We'll see, wish me luck..I need it!
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post #22 of 28
Post pics here when you're done! I wanna see it!
post #23 of 28
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone for the help with the cake..it was a huge hit!

I posted a pic in the quince section. icon_biggrin.gif
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post #24 of 28
Well done.
post #25 of 28

The cake looks great!  Good job ;-D

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post #26 of 28
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Thanks!icon_smile.gif
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post #27 of 28

I remember an episode of Cake Boss where they made a pyramid and added some pretty purple flowers. Maybe try finding a picture of the cake from that episode for some inspiration.

post #28 of 28

Nevermind. :)

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